CO2 LASER SKIN RESURFACING
Skin resurfacing with the CO2 laser is a popular medical spa treatment available at Renewed Medical Health and Beauty. Our providers can use carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers to precisely reduce or eliminate areas of imperfections on the skin. This treatment also improves the general appearance of the skin. This technique works by directing short, concentrated beams of light at problem areas to remove the skin one layer at a time. CO2 lasers are known as ablative lasers, because they remove targeted areas of skin, rather than passing through the skin.
CO2 Laser Treatment Areas
One of the reasons why CO2 laser treatments are so popular at our medical spa is that they are incredibly versatile. In one treatment, laser skin resurfacing can target multiple areas of imperfections on the skin. You may want to book an appointment to treat any of the following problems:
- Acne scars
- Age spots
- Sagging skin
- Sun-damaged skin
- Droopy eyelids
- Crow’s feet
- Fine lines and wrinkles
In addition, CO2 laser treatments can even be used to treat enlarged oil glands on the nose. Plus, they smooth out the skin texture, providing a more youthful, radiant appearance.
The treatment process begins with an in-depth consultation. At Renewed Medical Health and Beauty, we put our patients first. Your health and safety are our highest priorities, and we want to only recommend treatments that are appropriate for you. Laser skin resurfacing is a good choice for many patients, but you may want to try something else if you have active acne, an autoimmune disease, or a tendency to form keloid scars. The provider will question you about your medical history and do a thorough skin examination, identifying all areas of concern.
If CO2 laser skin resurfacing is right for you, the provider will apply a local anesthetic to numb the areas that will be treated. Your eyes will be protected. Then, the provider uses the devices to aim the laser at the problem areas. Depending on the size of the treatment area, it may take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours for your appointment.
It’s normal for laser-treated skin to temporarily appear red and swollen. The provider will apply an ointment to protect the skin. You’ll also receive instructions on caring for your skin while it heals. This typically takes one to two weeks. During this time, it’s crucial to avoid unnecessary sun exposure and to apply sunscreen before leaving your home.
Note that your skin may still appear reddish or pink for several months afterward, but you can conceal the redness with cosmetics after the initial healing process. Once the new skin covers the treated areas, you’ll notice the drastic improvement in your appearance. This effect can last for years!
Why Visit Renewed Medical for CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
At Renewed Medical Health and Beauty, it’s our mission to renew your self-confidence in your looks by investing in the latest results-driven aesthetic technologies. To find out if CO2 laser skin resurfacing could be right for you, call us in Tucson at (520) 928-0005.